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Kettle Moraine State Forest

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Address: W7796 Kettle Moraine Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53190
Phone Number: 262-473-7501
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Activities: Cross-country skiing
Description: Split into two "units" south and north of Milwaukee, both sections contain...
Split into two "units" south and north of Milwaukee, both sections contain part of the Ice Age Trail, a 1,000-mile trail throughout Wisconsin.
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Nature is Amazing

This is one of my favorite places in wisconsin when I was growing up, and I love going back when I'm in the area visiting family. It is great for taking the family for a lovely... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Sami L
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is one of my favorite places in wisconsin when I was growing up, and I love going back when I'm in the area visiting family. It is great for taking the family for a lovely nature hike that ends with a huge tower overlooking the trees!!! Great picnic areas too!! Just Make sure to take your bug spray with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

this is a great place to visit in the fall, to see the fall colors, wildlife. it is a nice scenic roadway .

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

There's not much I can write here, but the park is beautiful even in the winter, we went for a hike and spent an hour on the Ice Age trail, which has some steep hills and flat plains to walk across as well as wooded areas. So you're able to get all sorts into your walk. Sadly we didn't see... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like to hike this is a great option. Part of the Ice Age trail goes thru the park and there are trails for every level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

Took the kettle morraine scenic drive when all the leaves had changed colors. Beautiful and totally worth the day drive. Recommended in the fall!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is a fun attraction to see and stroll along wooded paths to each exhibit.Yes there are bigger and better funded zoo`s in other states but with the funding and space it has been done first class. The animals environments are done right and are very clean as is the entire facility. Great way to spend some of your valuable... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Enjoyed every inch of exploring at Lapham Peak. What a wonderful forest so close to Milwaukee and Madison.

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Richmond VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was a very beautiful peaceful hiking area. The hike was quite easy and although we would prefer something more strenuous there was a great variety of trail lengths so you can make it a very long hike or a short one depending on your fitness level.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Well we camped at Ottawa state park in the third wk in May and will for sure go back next yr, loved the beach area with all the nice tree for shade and alot of picnic tables to enjoy while at the beach, bathroom near by and loved the campsites!We were in site 370 and enjoyed!!!! We have been camping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been to Mauthe Lake many times when I was growing up. We camped for three weeks at a time in this Kettle Maraine state park. We would drive over to Long Lake or Crooked Lake as well to enjoy the fishing.

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